Scraps (FYI)

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Scraps (FYI) – Premieres 21st May

In a setup similar to Chuck and Danny’s Road Trip, chef Joel Gamoran heads off to cities around the US in a camper van where he meets up with a local chef who shows him around places of interest in the area.

The difference to this show to other cooking programmes is while picking up the main ingredients for the meal he’s making for the people he’s met, the focus of the dishes he is creating are the ingredients that would be classed as scraps, off cuts and parts of food that aren’t usually used in the making of a meal.

As a cooking show it’s a pretty run-of-the-mill affair.

2.3/10

Montecito: Dance Wives of California (FYI)

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Montecito: Dance Wives of California (FYI) – Starts 26th November

Reality guff that includes the wife and daughter of Jimmy Connors, it follows a number of women, as they go about swooning over their dance teachers and occasionally practice for competitive dance nights.

With it being scripted within an inch of its life, there’s the token villain of the piece, a successful businesswoman who wants to return to competitve dance, though after being turned down by her former partner, hires and out of town fella and generally gets everyones back up.

There’s also a fair bit on the bloke dancers where their flirting with the clients either leads the friends to believe the live the life of an escort, or their fiancé gets suspicious of middle age women flirting.

It’s really bad, like a Real Housewives but with limited foxtrot footage.

0.8/10

Buying The View (FYI)

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Buying The View (FYI) – Starts 5th November

House hunting programme where a couple get the help of an estate agent to find them three properties, where they will pick and purchase their favourite.

The main difference from this to other house hunting shows is that it’s focused on the high end multi-million dollar properties. Meaning it’s more a look at how the other half life opposed to something like Buying The Rockies. The couple in the first ep also appear to be two actors hired to play the role of a young couple and they’ve started filming before they knew their characters.

It’s all a bit pointless.

1.9/10

Downtown Shabby (FYI)

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Downtown Shabby (FYI) – Starts 15th October

A property renovation show where homeowners set a budget, a list of wants for the redesign of their home and strict deadline to a husband and wife team of renovators.

As the couple go through the house with the owners they list out what changes they’ll be making and graphics are shown on what should happen, then list up on where the budget will be put towards.

It then goes through the various stages of the renovation where problems start to arise, and instead of reevaluating the plans they made just push the project over budget.

Over than that it’s a typical renovation show that focus on the before and after more than the how they did it.

2.1/10

Home Sweet Headache (FYI)

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Home Sweet Headache (FYI) – Starts 15th October

Like an episode of Grand Designs gone wrong, this follows a couple who are building a new home scratch.

Where after drawing up the plans for the build, hire a building company and get front row seats on witnessing their new home being delayed by various different levels of ineptitude. Then with the delays the budget for the build begins to sky rocket, the couple being reality tv-esque arguments.

While nowhere near the quality of Grand Designs it’s passable enough as background viewing.

2.7/10

Teenage Newlyweds (FYI)

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Teenage Newlyweds (FYI) – Starts 31st May

FYI continues its foray into programming about marriage with a reality show following three young couples from different backgrounds through the beginning of their marriage.

It’s pretty much the same as Arranged but with the only difference being instead of them being in an arranged marriage they’re just young. Though with half of them not being teenagers this should just be called Newlyweds.

Its not good.

1.7/10

My Floating Home (FYI)

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My Floating Home (FYI) – Starts 14th May – Renewed

Apparently there’s a new trend of people building floating homes that can be moored on a lakeside in a floating neighbourhood. After acquiring a slip to park their house, the couple set about creating an eco friendly home.

The show then follows the build from the creation of the design through to the building being constructed in a dock yard then shows the house getting moved to it’s final position by tug.

It’s sort of like an over edited, stripped down version of Grand Designs, if Grand Designs focused on one type of building.

2.7/10